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Patent Counsel or Senior Patent Counsel - Biopharmaceuticals &Immunoassays

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Edge Consulting
Location: Chicago area, IL
Date posted: 08/19/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Life sciences company seeks to fill two Counsel/Senior Counsel opportunities.

The first position will focus on the immunoassay diagnostics business. Candidates must have significant experience with antibody based technologies (biotechnology).

The second position will focus on its biopharmaceuticals group, i.e., antibody based drugs. Candidates must have significant experience with antibody therapeutic patent matters.

Responsibilities for both positions: Prosecute and/or manage prosecution of worldwide patent filings; Conduct due diligence and freedom-to-operate analysis (in-house and/or with outside counsel); Provide patent advice and counsel to clients (drug discovery, development and commercial organizations) within the pharmaceutical products group, including, where appropriate, senior management; Develop and implement IP strategies in support of all pharmaceutical discovery and clinical candidates as well as commercial products; Support and/or manage IP aspects of research/commercial collaborations.

JD and admission to practice before the USPTO. Excellent oral and written communication skills; Working knowledge of patent laws in major countries. Background in Biology/Biochemistry/Chemistry preferred.

Requirements for Counsel include: minimum of 3 (preferably 4-5) years experience; substantial experience in patent prosecution with experience with pharmaceutical IP preferred; experience in the pharmaceutical business preferred. Requirements for senior counsel include: minimum of 6 years experience; substantial experience with pharmaceutical patent practice and pharmaceutical business.

Necessary Experience: N/A
Contact: Contact:Louise Hamburg

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